World's first hyperloop system set for Abu Dhabi construction in 2019
Construction on the project within Seih Al Sderieh will begin in Q3 2019
Construction on the world’s first commercial hyperloop system – located in UAE capital Abu Dhabi – will begin in Q3 2019. Dar Al-Handasah will lead the project design of Hyperloop Transportation Technologies’ (Hyperloop TT) project, with the founding member of Dar Group also joining as the latest investor in Hyperloop TT.
The news comes months after Hyperloop TT signed a memorandum of understanding with Abu Dhabi-listed Aldar Properties that will allow for the creation of a commercial hyperloop track, as well as Hyperloop TT’s XO Square Innovation and Hyperloop Experience Centres.
The proposed project site sits within Aldar’s Seih Al Sderieh bank and is located on the border of Abu Dhabi and Dubai, close to Expo 2020 Dubai’s site and Al Maktoum International Airport.
Dar Al-Handasah’s team includes members from Dar Group, such as the US’s Perkins + Will and T Y Lin International; Spain’s GPO Group; and the UK’s Currie & Brown. All companies are involved with the Hyperloop TT project in Abu Dhabi.
Commenting on the construction announcement, Bibop Gresta, chairman of Hyperloop TT, said: “We are bringing the future of rapid transportation technology to all those living in the UAE.
“Today’s announcement is a testament to the continued commitment and determination of all our partners, both within the UAE and abroad. As we move forward with the system we invite other interested organisations in the region and around the world to join us in making history.”
Dirk Ahlborn, chief executive officer of the hyperloop company, added: “With today’s announcement of the appointment of Dar Al-Handasah, Perkins and Wills, and Currie and Brown, we have achieved a significant milestone towards the construction of the world’s first commercial hyperloop system in Alghadeer.
“We are looking forward to working with all of our regional stakeholders to build this historic piece of transportation infrastructure.”